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  Falaknuma Fortress is one of the best palaces in India, happiness to the Paigah (Metropolis) Utter but subsequent owned by the Nizams. It is settled on a 32 accho, 19400 square meters country. It is settled in Falaknuma, 5 km. from Charminar, was improved by Nawab Vikar-ul-Umra, the then Peak Diplomat of Hyderabad. Falak-numa literally means "Similar the Sky" or "Mirror of the Sky" in Urdu.One of the highlights of the palace is the say salutation room, whose ceiling is decorated with frescoes and princely reliefs. The room contains a two-ton manually operated authority said to be the only one of its merciful in the grouping The manse has as umteen as 220 lavishly decorated apartment and 22 wide halls. It has any of the finest art collections of the Nizam.  
 
Falaknuma houses a large collection of rare treasures including paintings, statues, furniture, manuscripts and books. The Jade collection of the Palace is considered to be unique in the world. The famed dining hall of the palace could seat 100 guests on its dining table. The furniture was very aesthetic. The chairs were made of carved rosewood with green leather upholstery. The tableware was made of gold and crystal to which fluted music was added.The palace has a library with a walnut carved roof, a replica of the one at Windsor Castle. The library had one of the finest collections of the Quran in India.The ground floor of the palace housed the living quarters. A marbled staircase leads to the upper floor. It has carved balustrades, which supports marble figurines with candelabra at intervals.On the walls of the landing are excellent oil paintings of Historical identities.In 2000, Taj Hotels started renovating and restoring it. The new renovated hotel was opened in November, 2010. Taj Falaknuma Palace, Engine Bowli, Falaknuma, Hyderabad - 500053, India, Ph: +91 40 6629 8585

 
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